Late Byzantine Silver Ring with Inlaid Gold Signet with Head of Jesus Christ

niello inlay inscription on the shoulders: “IC XC (Issus Christos)”

15th Century

Height: 3.1 cm. (1 1/4 in.)

(Max. Measurements)

#5009

ex: a private American collection, before 2011.

Published: Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIV. (New York, 2016) inside front cover

Comparandum: Kunstgewerbemuseum der Stadt Köln; Schmuck II (Koln, 1985) p.136, nos.208-209 (for Christ image); p.142, no.221 (ring shape)